The Mighty AfroWhitey Will Save Your Life

Posted by AfroWhitey | Home Theater & A/V | Thursday 2 July 2009 1:59 pm

Lightning by Luke Stay

You may remember one of my earliest posts on this site, “How to Survive the DTV Switch,” but when I wrote that post, I had no idea that the DTV switch could actually be a matter of survival for some people. I was reading through my blogs the other day, when I came across this article: “Digital TV Saved a Man’s Life.” From the original article:

As of 11:15 p.m. Saturday, 69,003 Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division customers were without power. On Friday, soon after the storm blew through, more than 131,000 customers were without power.

The damages caused by the storm are easy to see at the Midtown home of 86-year-old Robert Monsarrat. […] Monsarrat hasn’t received his digital converter box yet, so instead of watching “The Oprah Winfrey Show” from his bedroom like usual, he went into the kitchen to use his only digital television.

Soon after, lightning struck a large red oak in his backyard, causing it to come crashing down on his house at Hawthorne and Peach near Overton Park. […] The tree destroyed the back of the house, including his bedroom. […] Other than a few bruises, minor cuts and a gash on his head, Monsarrat was not seriously injured.

So there you have it. By the transitive property of equality, this blog can save your life. I wrote about switching to digital television, and digital television saved that man’s life, therefore my article saved that man’s life!

Okay, maybe not, but I do hope that everyone else out there made it through the transition without any problems. I may have to upgrade our antenna because after the switch, our local digital signals don’t seem to be coming in as strong as they used to be. How about you? Did you survive the switch?

Oh, and don’t forget to become a fan on Facebook! I’ll be trying to post more content such as links and shorter tips over there so it becomes a little more valuable to follow. Plus, if I get 100 or more fans, I can get a nifty new vanity url!

– Source: CommercialAppeal.com via Warming Glow

  • Ben

    You can check out free ways to create dtv antennas that don't need a power source and work better than many expensive ones on YouTube.

  • Have you tried any out yourself? Do they really work? Do you have a link?

  • Ben

    You can check out free ways to create dtv antennas that don't need a power source and work better than many expensive ones on YouTube.

  • Have you tried any out yourself? Do they really work? Do you have a link?